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Last month, a painter fell to his death on a water tower job, working for a firm with numerous safety violations and falls in its history. What more can be done to prevent such tragedies?

September 25 to October 1, 2016


When a safety inspector finds a potentially unsafe condition on a jobsite and notifies supervisors who then fail to warn workers of the danger, he or she should:

August 7 to August 13, 2016


A new system allows workers to anonymously text information and photos about site hazards and near misses to employers. Good idea or bad idea?

March 9 to March 15, 2015


How much training do you/your employees receive in dealing with emergencies (fire, structural collapse, etc.) on a work site?

April 28 to May 2, 2014


What do you think of OSHA’s proposal to move injury and illness reporting online and make it available to the public?

April 21 to April 25, 2014


Deaths and citations from worksite falls are reaching new highs. So why do so many workers still skip fall protection?

November 25 to December 6, 2013


Deaths and citations from worksite falls are reaching new highs. Why don’t more workers use appropriate fall protection?

October 7 to October 11, 2013


Some parties involved in fatal structural collapses are facing criminal charges. Should such collapses be investigated as civil matters, criminal matters, or both?

September 30 to October 4, 2013


Multiple studies suggest that workers underreport on-the-job injuries and illnesses. What do you see?

September 16 to September 20, 2013


Recent fatal structural collapses have led to criminal charges against site owners, contractors and even local authorities. In general, should these accidents be investigated as crimes?

August 26 to September 1, 2013


A Pennsylvania painting company owner faces criminal charges for the electrocution of an employee. Authorities say he ignored the presence of high-power lines on a job site. Is the charge fair?

August 6 to August 12, 2012


An experienced industrial painter crippled in a 40-foot fall was recently awarded $2.3 million for his injuries, although he was not wearing fall protection. What do you think of this jury verdict?

May 14 to May 20, 2012


Most workplace deaths and serious injuries are easily prevented with well-known safety precautions, yet horrific industry accidents still happen frequently. Who is most responsible for this situation?

April 16 to April 22, 2012


A year after the catastrophic BP oil spill in the Gulf, which aspect of the offshore industry still needs the most attention?

May 2 to May 8, 2011


What do you see as the chief cause of accidents on site?

January 31 to February 6, 2011


Several recent catastrophic workplace accidents have prompted criminal charges against owners of companies involved in the project. When should criminal charges against company officers be an option?

October 25 to October 31, 2010


   

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